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Suicide Zen Forgiveness

I want to share this #GiftFromAndrea and my #gratitudeAttitude

Elaine says “I have learned that sharing your story can be a way to lighten your burden. My guests all have a story. Come listen in, it may be similar to your own story. You may find a helping of hope for you or someone who matters to you”.

In Season Two we branch out to cover mental health, depression, anxiety and all the myriad bits that make life as we know it.. challenging, some days more than others. 

Trigger Warning:

Suicide Zen Forgiveness podcast is for education only. Some of the subject matter could be triggering for those newly grieving, or in a poor state of mental health. Please call you local suicide hotline, or mental health office if you need immediate help.


Mar 15, 2022

  • Originally from Miami, FL
  • 1st generation Cuban-American
    • Mother born in Cuba
  • Athlete and high school social butterfly
  • Husband to Gaby
    • Married at 19 yrs old
  • Father to 2 teenagers
    • Brianna 14
    • Caiden 13
    • Cecilia – Coming in Aug
  • Joined Marines Corps in 2004 (18 yrs old)
    • Deployed to East Asia
    • Electrician on helicopters
  • Joined Air Force in 2012
    • Flight Engineer
    • Deployed to Middle East in 14’
    • Flew over 18 missions to Afghanistan
  • Spent over 12 years in Aeronautics
  • Traveled to 23 countries
  • Fluent in 3 languages
    • English
    • Spanish
    • Sarcasm
  • Suicide Attempt Survivor
    • In 2001 my parents went through a bad time with one another. The arguments got bad and my mom finally threw my father out of the home that year. During that time I lost the ability to play basketball due to terrible grades. For me Basketball was my form of expression and my therapy. When it was taken away, I hit a real bad point. Obviously perspective is huge in life, as a 15 yr old it felt that everything was caving in and felt the only way out was not being here. I’m thankful the rifle never went off and believe that there was higher calling for me. Since then I’ve dedicated myself to sharing my raw truth with the hopes of empowering others to do the same.
    • These stories have become so tainted and looked at as non-shareable content, but honestly.. It’s time to quit that. Our truths aka our story, shouldn’t be frowned upon. We all come from different paths with similar rest stops and that’s where connection really flourishes.